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supermum83 Fri 18-Jul-14 15:33:33

While earlier on in my pregnancy swelling would come and go, I am now 35 weeks and swollen feet appear to have become a permanent fixture. Quite honestly my feet look hideous and they feel odd. When do I worry about swollen feet or another one of those things..... I am going to a wedding tomorrow and it's a 3-4 hour drive and of course this means no chance to put feet up at all. Am I stupid to go?

TestingTestingWonTooFree Sat 19-Jul-14 07:08:16

I'm 34 weeks and have had swollen feet for a couple of weeks. I think they're revolting, but not really a problem. No reason for you not to go to a wedding I don't think. Make sure you've got comfortable shoes though. I'd consider seeing if you can sit with feel up on dashboard/sit in back seat if you're a passenger.

Make sure you're having your antenatal checks though as they can be a symptom of preeclampsia.

eurochick Sat 19-Jul-14 07:11:03

I agree with testing. If your blood pressure and urine are fine, it's just one of those things, exacerbated by the hot weather elevating them higher than hip level helps temporarily I found.

Scoobsmam13 Sat 19-Jul-14 07:48:48

I was due my first baby end of august and the heat made my feet terribly swollen through out the whole day (the slippers I took to hospital were 4 sizes bigger than my normal shoe size!). It was horrible. I lived in flip flops. Keep your feet up when you can, and wear nothing but comfy shoes.

Hedgehog1977 Sat 19-Jul-14 08:09:59

There are some exercises you can do - I think they're in the NHS website. You flex your feet several times at the ankle, then rotate them several times each. It helps a little, and you should be able to get away with doing them at a wedding :-)

DearDinah Sat 19-Jul-14 11:38:56

My feet are huge too! Try & drink plenty so you're not holding too much liquid (pain I know when you have to pee constantly!)

lighteningmcmama Sat 19-Jul-14 23:10:56

I know you're not asking for treatments but just wanted to say I had this soooo bad in my first pregnancy, and the only thing that brought me some relief was reflexology

MrsCK Sun 20-Jul-14 20:33:02

I'm 13 weeks and suffering so so badly with swollen painful ankles and feet. I have no advice to the op but posting with the hope someone will!

jessplussomeonenew Sun 20-Jul-14 20:36:45

Try putting on support tights first thing in the morning - they feel horribly sweaty but help to keep the swelling down on days when you can't keep your feet up!

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